[ ri-zol-vuhnt ]

  1. resolving; causing solution; solvent.

  1. something resolvent.

  2. Medicine/Medical. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation.

Origin of resolvent

1670–80; <Latin resolvent- (stem of resolvēns), present participle of resolvere to resolve; see -ent

Words Nearby resolvent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use resolvent in a sentence

  • The wife and the big family out at Cospicua, which is near Valletta, seemed to be a powerful resolvent of sentimental ideas.

    Command | William McFee
  • As a resolvent friction to indolent tumours and indurations.

British Dictionary definitions for resolvent


/ (rɪˈzɒlvənt) /

  1. serving to dissolve or separate something into its elements; resolving

  1. something that resolves; solvent

  2. a drug or agent able to reduce swelling or inflammation

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